Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not For the Faint of Heart

Well, I did it. I've completed two quilt tops (with pieced backs). Whew! My mom can testify that there were times-especially this week, I wasn't sure I could do it. As my dad so aptly put it this evening, "you can't be on a time schedule with quilting". That's for sure! But I'm soon to reap the reward for sticking with it. Tomorrow I pick up the first one from the quilter. I can. not. wait to see how it looks after being quilted! Here's a peek at the top of the second one. Those of you have been following this adventure will notice I decided to do the same pattern, but in different material-Heather Bailey's Pop Garden and Bijou. Mom says she thinks this one is her favorite. It's hard for me to choose-I love both sets of material! A friend suggested that I make the girls pillowcases for storing their quilts with the jelly roll cutoffs from the pieced back. What a cute idea, huh?

Off to bed for some much needed rest. A shout out to Mom who has diligently stayed right beside me this week cheering me on. Thanks, Mom! Quilting is definitely not for the faint of heart!

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh Patti, I just love it!

Mom said...

Yeah! I'm so proud that you finished the quilts and that the art of quilting is being passed on to the next generation. Way to go. And, we are both still relatively sane??? and did not kill each other.
Love you,
Mom

cindy said...

Patti I love it, the colors, the design, everything! And how cool is that that you guys can work on this stuff together (w/out killing each other as I see by your Mom's comment). LOL. Did you guys come down for the big show in Houston? I saw some shots on other blogs...wow...looked amazing!

c

Anonymous said...

Great job Swan girls!!
M

Anonymous said...

Wow Patti, it's beautiful. What a lucky little girl to be on the recieving end.
S